Punjab CM unveils martyrs memorial of 15-Punjab
Ferozepur, Mar 23 (UNI) One of the oldest and one of the most decorated battalion of the Indian Army, 15 Punjab (First Patiala), paid tributes to the gallant martyrs of its two companies who made supreme sacrifice at Hussainiwala during the 1971 Indo-Pak War.
It was a moment of great pride and honour for entire Patiala family, as the memorial was unveiled by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who is a direct descendent of Baba Alla Singh, the founder of the Patiala state, who had raised the battalion.
The unveiling ceremony was followed by laying of wreath by Cap Singh. Col Advitya Madan, the Commanding Officer of the unit took this opportunity and thanked Capt Singh for the assistance in constructing the memorial. He also thanked Lt Gen (retd) V R Raghavan, former Adjutant General, Lt Gen (retd) Mohinder singh Maj Gen K J S Oberoi, the Colonel of the Punjab Regiment, for the guidance and support provided during all the phases of the project.
Various Army and civil dignitaries were present at occasion.
The war memorial, designed by Naresh, a civil engineer, has names of all the martyrs, two officers and 63 other ranks, a brief account of the battle of Hussainiwala, a brief history of 15 Punjab (Patiala), Sawaiya (the unit prayer), names of the officers who were part of the 1971 war and the present team inscribed over the various faces.
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